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2022 World Series of Poker Event Schedule Out Now

53rd Annual WSOP To Feature 88 Live Bracelet Events, With Vaccination Requirements Removed

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The 2022 World Series of Poker schedule has finally been officially announced. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the WSOP revealed that the 53rd annual running of poker’s marquee tournament series will see a total of 88 gold bracelets awarded from May 31 through July 20 on the Las Vegas strip.

Included in the official press release for the schedule reveal was a crucial COVID-19 policy change from 2021. Unlike last year, the 2022 WSOP will not require players to be vaccinated to participate. The release says the following on the matter:

“The WSOP will follow local, state and CDC guidelines relating to COVID-19 that are in effect during the event. While there will be no vaccination requirement to play in the tournament, players will be accountable to follow CDC guidelines appropriate to them as individuals. Based on current state guidelines masks will not be required.”

The events will be split between Bally’s, which will soon be renamed the Horseshoe, and Paris Las Vegas, with actor and comedian Vince Vaughn serving as the first-ever WSOP Master of Ceremonies. The new venue will feature 200,000 square feet of convention space and 600 poker tables.

WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn plays a sit'n'go with Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth and Norman Chad during the 2021 WSOP

“This year is particularly historic for the WSOP with its move to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and debut in the best facilities we’ve ever had,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. "We’re ready to welcome players from all over the world to our housewarming party at Bally’s, soon-to-be Horseshoe, and Paris. The schedule is jam-packed with first-class events and we expect this to be the biggest and most anticipated WSOP yet.”

The centerpiece of the poker calendar, the WSOP $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event, will run from July 3-16, with the final table spread over the course of two days.

Outside of the main event, the series will host its usual vast array of games, formats, and buy-in price points, with the cost of entry in bracelet events ranging from as little as $400 all the way up the $250,000.

In addition to the 88 live and in-person bracelet events, there will also be 14 online bracelet tournaments, with at least one online event taking place each and every Sunday during the summer series. There will be online offerings for the shared player pools of New Jersey and Nevada, events only for online players in Pennsylvania, and events that combine all three states.

Those looking to watch the action from the series will once again be able to follow robust daily streaming coverage provided by PokerGO. CBS Sports will once again be the official televised coverage partner, with 18 different bracelet events to be aired and a minimum of 15 hours of main event coverage.

Here is a look at the complete live schedule for the 2022 WSOP:

Event Start Date No. of Days Buy-In
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees May 31 2 $500
$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em $25K Bounty May 31 3 $100,000
$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 01 3 $2,500
$1,500 Dealers Choice Six Max Jun 01 3 $1,500
$500 No-Limit Hold’em $5 Million GTD* Jun 02 6 $500
$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (64 max) Jun 02 3 $25,000
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 03 3 $1,500
$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jun 04 3 $25,000
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Jun 04 3 $1,500
$10,000 Dealers Choice Six Max Jun 05 3 $10,000
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jun 06 2 $600
$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jun 06 3 $50,000
$1,500 Limit Hold’em Jun 06 3 $1,500
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 07 3 $1,500
$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 07 4 $10,000
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 08 4 $3,000
$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Jun 08 3 $2,500
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 09 2 $1,000
$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 09 4 $25,000
$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Jun 09 3 $1,500
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack* Jun 10 5 $1,500
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Jun 10 3 $10,000
$3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 11 3 $3,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Flip & Go Jun 12 2 $1,000
$800 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Jun 12 2 $800
$10,000 Limit Hold’em Jun 12 3 $10,000
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max) Jun 13 3 $1,500
$50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Jun 13 3 $50,000
$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Jun 13 3 $1,500
$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 14 3 $1,000
$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Jun 14 3 $10,000
$1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Jun 15 3 $1,500
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 15 2 $3,000
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 16 3 $1,500
$2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event Jun 16 3 $2,500
$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 16 3 $1,500
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker $1 Million 1st Place GTD* Jun 17 6 $1,500
$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Jun 17 3 $10,000
$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max Jun 18 4 $3,000
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8/OB Jun 18 3 $10,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $300 Bounty Freezeout Jun 19 1 $1,000
$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 19 3 $100,000
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 20 2 $500
$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Jun 20 4 $10,000
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 21 3 $1,500
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jun 21 4 $5,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors (50+)* Jun 22 6 $1,000
$1,500 Eight Game Mix Six Max Jun 22 3 $1,500
$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 23 3 $2,000
$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jun 23 3 $250,000
$400 No-Limit Hold’em Colossus* Jun 24 4 $400
$2,500 Nine Game Mix Six Max Jun 24 3 $2,500
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jun 25 2 $5,000
$500 No-Limit Hold’em Salute to Warriors Jun 26 3 $500
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team Jun 26 3 $1,000
$50,000 Poker Players Championship Six Max Jun 26 5 $50,000
$600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Jun 27 4 $600
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Eight Max Jun 27 3 $1,500
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors (60+) Jun 28 4 $1,000
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck Jun 28 3 $10,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies Jun 29 4 $1,000
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $500 Bounty Jun 29 1 $1,500
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Eight Max Jun 29 4 $10,000
$600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Eight Max Jun 30 2 $600
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jun 30 3 $3,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Jul 01 3 $1,000
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo $3K Bounty Jul 01 2 $10,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty* Jul 02 5 $1,000
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jul 02 4 $10,000
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event* Jul 03 14 $10,000
$1,111 No-Limit Hold’em One More for One Drop* Jul 07 7 $1,111
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB / Omaha Hi Lo 8/OB / Big O Jul 07 3 $1,500
$1,500 Razz Jul 08 3 $1,500
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha $500 Bounty Eight Max Jul 09 3 $1,500
$777 No-Limit Hold’em $777,777 1st Place GTD* Jul 10 7 $777
$1,979 No-Limit Hold’em Poker Hall of Fame Bounty Freezeout Jul 10 2 $1,979
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Jul 11 3 $1,500
$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Jul 11 3 $2,500
$10,000 Razz Jul 12 3 $10,000
$600 No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Eight Max Jul 13 2 $600
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Freezeout Jul 13 3 $5,000
$800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Eight Max Jul 14 2 $800
$50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Jul 14 3 $50,000
$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Jul 14 3 $3,000
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em* Jul 15 4 $1,500
$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Jul 15 3 $10,000
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max Jul 16 2 $5,000
$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Jul 17 1 $1,000
Tournament of Champions (Invitational) Jul 18 3 $0

Noteworthy Events for 2022:

This year will see the return of the Tournament of Champions freeroll, which will see the 88 live bracelet winners from this year and all WSOP Circuit gold ring winners battle it out for a $1 million prize pool from July 18-20.

In addition to the Tournament of Champions, 2022 will feature a number of other notable offerings. The first-ever ‘Million Dollar Bounty’ $1,000 buy-in event will see the popular ‘mystery bounty’ format make its WSOP debut on July 2. Players will earn bounties that give them the chance to draw for a mystery payout which may be as high as $1 million.

Another new bounty event will see the high-stakes tournament players put up $100,000 to enter, with each bounty being worth $25,000. That high roller event is slated for May 31.

The kickoff weekend of the series is set to play host to the $5 million guaranteed $500 buy-in event that the series is calling ‘The Housewarming’ in honor of the new venue for the WSOP.

Returning favorites include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (June 26-30), the $400 buy-in Colossus no-limit hold’em event (June 24-27), the $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Millionaire Maker’ (June 17-21) with its $1 million guaranteed top prize, and a variety of high rollers with buy-ins of $25,000 and up.

World Series of Poker Europe Dates Revealed

The press release revealing the daily schedule for this year’s series also included news of the 2022 WSOP Europe. That tournament festival will once again take place at the King’s Resort In Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

A total of 15 gold bracelets are expected to handed out from Oct. 12 through Nov. 3.Spade Suit